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WALTON SOUTH - HAW PARK WOOD

Click to enlargeHaw Park Wood (sometimes called 'Walton Wood' or 'Wally Woods') is in the Civil Parish of Walton, immediately south of, and adjacent to Walton Park (Waterton Park). To the west, the Trans Pennine Trail follows the Barnsley Canal route northwards to the village of Walton . To the south is Cold Hiendley Reservoir with the Trans Pennine Trail continuing to follow the course of the Barnsley Canal towards Old Royston. To the east, a spur of the Trans Pennine Trail leads to Anglers Country Park passing by Wintersett Reservoir.

The woods cover 73 hectares (about 180.4 acres). In the distant past, it was part of the much larger Don Forest. This area of woodland has changed greatly over the past 100 years. Much of it was dominated by conifers, used to produce pit props. The pits have gone but the conifers are still there but have now been joined by areas of broadleaved trees. In 1981 Haw Park Wood was designated as a Site of Scientific Interest (SSI) because of its diverse habitat. In 1992 it was designated a Local Nature Reserve.



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